Calling fear and anger the “essential ingredients of injustice,” Bryan Stevenson, the acclaimed civil rights advocate and lawyer, called on Tufts graduates to be the generation that creates “a new era of truth and justice.”
Delivering the keynote address at the 165th all-university commencement on May 23, a virtual event this year, Stevenson said the time has come to change the narrative of racial difference that has sustained and fueled indifference to inequality and injustice in the United States.
The acclaimed civil rights lawyer and advocate delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary doctorate at the virtual ceremony.
Hear from Stevenson as he shares a topic that is near to his heart but about which he does not get to speak frequently.
The all-university event is inclusive of the graduates of all schools. This ceremony included the Commencement address as well as the granting of honorary degrees. No individual graduates were recognized at this event. Instead, individual graduates were recognized at the school-specific ceremonies (listed below).
|Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. EDT
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD and OTD Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. EDT
Baccalaureate (features interviews, a musical performance, speeches, and multifaith blessings from our chaplains)
Sunday, May 23 at 9 a.m. EDT
|Sunday, May 23 at 10 a.m. EDT
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
School of Engineering (Graduate Programs)
School of Engineering (Undergraduate Programs)
School of Arts and Sciences (Including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)
Sunday, May 23 at 12 p.m. EDT
|Sunday, May 23 at 1 p.m. EDT
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Master’s)
Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. EDT
School of Medicine (Public Health and Professional Degree Programs)
School of Medicine (MD Program)
Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m. EDT